Conus sukhadwalai

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Conus sukhadwalai
Conus sukhadwalai 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus sukhadwalai Rockel, D. & A.J. da Motta, 1983
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. sukhadwalai
Binomial name
Conus sukhadwalai
Röckel & da Motta, 1983
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Splinoconus) sukhadwalai Röckel & da Motta, 1983 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Stellaconus sukhadwalai (Röckel & da Motta, 1983)

Conus sukhadwalai is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1]

Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 37 mm and 50 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs off Southern India.

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